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Zorba   

Imperial Theatre, (11/16/1968 - 8/09/1969)
First Preview: Total Previews: 12
Opening Date: Nov 16, 1968    
Closing Date: Aug 09, 1969 Total Performances: 305

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The present (and 1924). A Bouzouki circle (and Piraeus, Greece, and Crete).


Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Book by Joseph Stein; Adapated from "Zorba the Greek" by Nikos Kazantzakis; Musical Director: Harold Hastings; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance arrangements by Dorothea Freitag
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Ronald Field; Associate Choreographer: Tom Rolla
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow; Hair Design by D. Rusty Bonaccorso; Makeup Design by Dick Smith; Associate Lighting Design: David Jenkins
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Warren O'Hara
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: James Bronson
Instrumental Interlude Soloist: Jerry Sappir, Al Hafid and Angelo Saridis
Press Representative: Mary Bryant, David Rothenberg and Ellen Levene; Dance Captain: George Martin; Casting: Shirley Rich
Cast
Herschel Bernardi
Zorba
Maria Karnilova
Madame Hortense
Carmen Alvarez
The Widow
John Cunningham
Nikos
Lorraine Serabian
Leader
Joseph Alfasa
Konstandi
Robert Bernard
Old Man
Wayne Boyd
Grigoris
Connie Burnett
Irini
Peggy Cooper
Athena
Gerrit de Beer
Fivos
Al De Sio
Mimiko
Richard Dmitri
Pavli
Nina Dova
Despo
Juliette Durand
Meropi
Louis Garcia
Chyristo
Lewis Gundunas
Thanos
Al Hafid
Kanakis
Lee Hooper
Efterpi
Nat Horne
Panayotis
Charles Kalan
Aristos
Johnny La Motta
Georgi
James Luisi
Manolakas
Anthony Marciona
Antonis
Suzan Marciona
Tasso
Alicia Helen Markarian
Marina
Martin Meyers
Vasilis
Paul Michael
Mavrodani
Richard Nieves
Katapolis
Edward Nolfi
Zacharias
Jemela Omar
Belly Dancer
Alex Petrides
Alexis
Gerard Russak
Father Zacharia
Jerry Sappir
Kyriakos
Angelo Saridis
Konstantinos
Loukas Skipitaris
Loukas
Marsha Tamaroff
Sophia
Miriam Welch
Aliki
David Wilder
Constable
Swings: Anna Maria Fanizzi and Terry Violino
Understudies: Peggy Cooper (Leader), Nina Dova (Madame Hortense), Louis Garcia (Mimiko), Lee Hooper (The Widow), Johnny La Motta (Manolakas), James Luisi (Zorba), Martin Meyers (Konstandi), Richard Nieves (Alexis, Loukas), Loukas Skipitaris (Nikos) and David Wilder (Mavrodani)
Tony Award®
1969 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Joseph Stein; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Produced by Harold Prince
1969 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Herschel Bernardi
1969 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Maria Karnilova
1969 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Lorraine Serabian
winner 1969 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Boris Aronson
1969 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Patricia Zipprodt
1969 Best Choreography [nominee]
Ronald Field
1969 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Harold Prince
Drama Desk Award
winner 1969 Outstanding Lyrics [winner]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
winner 1969 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Patricia Zipprodt
winner 1969 Outstanding Set Design [winner]
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
ACT 1 Sung By
Life Is Leader and Company
The First Time Zorba
The Top of the Hill Leader and Chorus
No Boom Boom Madame Hortense, Zorba, Nikos and Admirals
Vive La Difference Admirals and Dancers
The Butterfly Nikos, Leader, The Widow and Chorus
Goodbye, Canavaro Madame Hortense and Zorba
Grandpapa Zorba, Leader and Chorus
Only Love Madame Hortense
The Bend of the Road Leader and Chorus
Only Love (Reprise) Leader
ACT 2 Sung By
Yassou Nikos, Zorba, Madame Hortense, Leader and Chorus
Why Can't I speak The Widow and Girl
The Crow Leader and Women
Happy Birthday Madame Hortense
I Am Free Zorba
Life Is (Reprise) Leader and Company